MALAYSIA: JUNGLE RETREATS, THE GREAT ESCAPE

Asia heritage residences

An episode from the series A HOUSE OF ITS TIME

Format: HD
Duration: 24 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

There is an obvious contrast between the architectural legacy of colonial houses and the Malay vernacular homes built to provide respite from the tropical heat.

While the former escaped to the cool hills bringing with them the styles and influences of their motherland, the latter adopted the techniques of time-tested traditional village homes.